ADN is excited to present: Believing and Belonging, an Anabaptist baptism and membership curriculum for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities.
This curriculum has 36 lessons covering God's first people, the story of Jesus, the story of the Early Church, Anabaptist beliefs and practices, and a discussion of baptism and membership. Each story features a captivating illustration by Dona Park or real-life photos that assist in understanding. Lessons also involve a "do" portion, with action-items that encourage students to embody what they are learning.
This curriculum is designed as a year-long preparation for a decision about baptism and church membership. The Teacher's Guide includes tips and insights for teaching, as well as a guide for discerning next steps if the ability to choose baptism seems unclear.
Books are available for purchase at Brethren Press.
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About the Author:
Jeanne Davies serves as executive director for Anabaptist Disabilities Network. She is ordained in the Church of
the Brethren, has a Master of Divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana, and a
Graduate Certificate in Disability and Ministry from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Jeanne believes the whole church benefits when all members of the Body are actively connected, with needs addressed and gifts honored.